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Year Four Home Learning

For general home learning resources, click here.

Week Beginning Monday 27th April

Good morning Year 4,

We hope you are all well and are keeping safe at home. Even though you cannot go out to the park or friend’s houses, we hope you have been able to enjoy the fresh air in your gardens. Perhaps some of you have been joining in with the ‘Gardening@Home’ club?

Please use the timetable below for your learning this week. Remember, there is no expectation to complete all of the tasks we have set – but there is plenty there to keep you busy!


Telling and comparing the time.

Telling the time is a life skill that needs lot of practise. We have included a range of activities to work through.

Everyone is at different stages of learning how to tell the time. Have a look and decide which group you would like to try. If you are new to telling the time then have a go at group 1, if you know how to tell the time but sometimes get a little confused then try group 2 and if you feel very confident about telling the time then try group 3. (You can do more than one group if you want to as well J)

Additionally, as you become better at telling the time, there as some challenge cards and timed events problems to attempt.

Also remember to keep practising those times tables. You have RockStars, Hit the Button and I’m sure apps you use yourself.

 Maths Challenge cards.pdfDownload
 Maths Group 1a.pdfDownload
 Maths Group 1b.pdfDownload
 Maths Group 2a.pdfDownload
 Maths Group 2b.pdfDownload
 Maths Group 3a.pdfDownload
 Maths Group 3b.pdfDownload
 Maths timed events 1.pdfDownload
 Maths timed events 2.pdfDownload
 Maths timed events 3.pdfDownload
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A range of activities

Proof reading activity. Correct the sentences

Word map look up the definition of the word - AMAZING.

Writing activity use the picture prompt to inspire to create some fantasy writing. It could be a story, a poem or whatever your imagination decides.

 English Activity 1 (Group 1 and 2).pdfDownload
 English Activity 1 (Group 3).pdfDownload
 English Activity 2 (All Groups).pdfDownload
 English Activity 3 (All Groups).pdfDownload
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Guided Reading

Activities based on ‘The train to impossible places.’

Read the excerpt to an adult or get them to read it to you! Ask them questions, to make sure they are paying attention.

  1.  Prediction from the front cover
  2.  Read and enjoy the first chapter
  3.  Make inferences about the main character (What have you learnt about the type of person the main character is?)
  4.  From the first chapter, create a book blurb

Also remember to be reading for pleasure. If you’re looking for a new book, the school has joined Hampshire School’s e-library service. It has lots of books and audiobooks, so we are sure you’ll find something exciting to read.

I am currently re-reading Varjek Paw by SF Said from the e-library. It’s about cats, which many of you will know are not my favourite pet, but Varjek is a martial arts cat! It is a wonderful tale of his adventures. Why don’t you give it a read? – Mr McKenna.

 Guided Reading Activities 1-3.pdfDownload
 Guided Reading Activity 4.pdfDownload
 Guided Reading Extract - The Train To Impossible Places.pdfDownload
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1.      Proofreading activity

2.      Find the meaning of the words

3.      Draw pictures of the different homophones to help remember the differences

4.      Have an adult read out the different sentences and then you can write/spell out/hold up the correct homophone

5.      Complete the sentences with the correct homophones

 Spelling activities (All Groups).pdfDownload
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Create a postcard.

Imagine you are on holiday in any country you choose. Research the country and then write a postcard home telling your family all about the country you have visited.

 Geography - History - Art.pdfDownload
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In addition to the above, here are a few suggestions for some other things you might like to do this week.


Weather Diary

Mindfulness Activity

Create your own weather diary and make a note of the changing weather. Spring is an exciting season which can see anything from snow to sun-bathing. What will Spring 2020 be like?

See separate sheet for instructions.  


Local artist, Caroline Misselbrook has kindly sent us a seahorse repeating pattern which can be printed out, coloured and stuck together to make one large picture (4 copies to be printed to make the large picture).

See separate attachment.

Art from Mrs Milne

Science from Mrs Arnold

This week’s fun Art@home challenge is to create a portrait of a family member (or a self-portrait if you prefer) in the style of the great artist Picasso!  No materials needed other than paper and some felt-tipped pens or colouring pencils.  Curious?  Check the Art@Home blog post for inspiration.

Volcano Lemons. Make your very own volcano! You will need a lemon, baking soda, food colouring (optional) and washing up liquid. See the blog on the 27th April for the instructions.

 Week 3 - Repeating Seahorse Pattern.pdfDownload
 Week 3 - Weather diary.pdfDownload
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Please keep sending us pictures of activities you have enjoyed – we will upload a class blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday so it would be lovely to include some photographs of your home learning to share with our school community!

If you have any questions, please email us using your bwjsapps account.

Mr McKenna and Miss Elwes